101 and 103 were gone by October 82. 102 is listed as being in the fleet until May 83. There's a photo out there of 101 in the desert without titles - all three were sent directly to the desert after Air Florida service. They never went back to Transamerica and were converted to full freighters and went to FedEx in early 84.
109 came online in March 83.
1035F was the ex-Icelandair bird, but it was long gone by then. It started with Spantax in September 82.
I suspect that either A) 102 was in the fleet longer than stated, B) another aircraft like a DC-8 was subleased for a few months, or C) they didn't operate all the flights as scheduled.
Air Florida did sublease a Rich DC-8 in November 83, but my best guess is that they didn't operate all the flights as scheduled. Even with all the resources I have, I can't find a definitive answer.
When faced with similar dilemmas, I go with the plausible option and just update later if solid info is uncovered. At the end of the day, we are often grasping at straws to explain how these airlines completed their schedules with the fleet that our records show, but such is the life with pre-internet age data.
Thanks for putting in so much effort, it does not go unnoticed!
Airline Name: Aeropesca Colombia Country: Colombia Callsign: IATA/ICAO Code: RS/ARP Aircraft: VCV, CWC Notes: It's not hard to see where they draw inspiration for their livery. Later renamed Intercontinental Colombia. Includes representative cargo flights. Download: BRW_AeropescaColombia_Su83.zip
Last Edit: Oct 24, 2020 14:32:50 GMT -5 by sierraair
Airline Name: Will's Air Country: United States Callsign: IATA/ICAO Code: YW/WRW Aircraft: PAG Notes: Only scheduled flights were BOS-HYA-ACK. Like most operators on the Cape, a good percentage of their business was charters. Almost no photos available. Download: BRW_WillsAir_Su83.zip
Last Edit: Oct 24, 2020 14:32:56 GMT -5 by sierraair
Airline Name: Aerolineas Argentinas Country: Argentina Callsign: ARGENTINA IATA/ICAO Code: AR/ARG Aircraft: 747, 74L, 72S, 73S, F28 Notes: Includes scheduled charter to AKL. It was scheduled every-other-week in the summer of 83. One 727 based at EZE for Bolivia flights. Download: BRW_AerolineasArgentinas_Su83.zip
Last Edit: Oct 24, 2020 14:33:08 GMT -5 by sierraair
Airline Name: AVENSA Country: Venezuela Callsign: AVE IATA/ICAO Code: VE/VEE Aircraft: 72S, 727, D9S, CVR Notes: Most aircraft painted in blue & red stripes livery 727 delivery livery, my least favorite. Billboard titles didn't come around until about 85, when Pan Am introduced them. Download: BRW_AVENSA_Su83.zip
Last Edit: Oct 24, 2020 14:33:15 GMT -5 by sierraair
Airline Name: Air Tahiti Country: French Polynesia Callsign: IATA/ICAO Code: QE/TAH Aircraft: BNI Notes: Not related to the current Air Tahiti. Renamed Air Moorea in 1986 and Air Polynésie became the current Air Tahiti. Operated high frequency service between Papeete and Moorea. Aircraft split to avoid the FS 100+ flight errors. Air Tahiti operated a fleet of Pipers on sightseeing flights, to be added once there's a good way to do them. Download: BRW_AirTahiti_Su83.zip
Last Edit: Oct 24, 2020 14:33:23 GMT -5 by sierraair
Airline Name: Ecuatoriana Country: Equador Callsign: ECUATORIANA IATA/ICAO Code: EU/EEA Aircraft: 707, B72 Notes: Sadly, most of the Calder-inspired aircraft were painted into a standard livery, with the exception of the 720 Convertible. Since the aircraft were also considered military aircraft, I've added some international destinations that weren't regularly scheduled. Download: BRW_Ecuatoriana_Su83.zip
Last Edit: Oct 24, 2020 14:33:32 GMT -5 by sierraair
Airline Name: Aerotal Colombia Country: Colombia Callsign: AEROTAL IATA/ICAO Code: XK/XKL Aircraft: 707, 727 Notes: On their last legs. Out of business by November 83, after suffering numerous hijackings and two hull losses in the prior 12 months. The Colombian banking crisis also didn't help. Download: BRW_AerotalColombia_Su83.zip
Last Edit: Oct 24, 2020 14:33:40 GMT -5 by sierraair
I'm a visual person so being able to see all the routes for the plans I've made makes me very happy.
I've been using Airline Route Mapper by one of the FlyerTalk guys.
Since the program runs on external data files, I can import my own data to display. I only import completed flightplans so there's still many airlines missing. I'm also only adding the scheduled flights, not any of the representative charters I've added in post.
If anyone is interested, you can get the program HERE, then unzip and drop THESE FILES into the directory. Override when prompted since I added some aircraft types and numerous airports.
I really do enjoy seeing the world fill up airline by airline!
Last Edit: Apr 10, 2020 23:32:12 GMT -5 by sierraair
Airline Name: Austral Lineas Aereas Country: Argentina Callsign: AUSTRAL IATA/ICAO Code: AU/AUT Aircraft: M80, B11 Notes: It's likely most if not all BACs carried "Las Malvinas" titles at the time but with the lack of photos, I can't prove it either way. Download: BRW_AustralLineasAereas_Su83.zip
Last Edit: Oct 24, 2020 14:33:47 GMT -5 by sierraair
Airline Name: Bering Air Country: United States Callsign: REGISTRATION IATA/ICAO Code: AS/ Aircraft: PAG, CNA Notes: Operating village service for Alaska Airlines from Nome and Kotzebue. In June 83, Alaska purchased 2 Pipers and immediately leased them to Bering to upgrade Bering's services and begin co-op from OME and OTZ. With the advent of the mail bypass system (bypassing USPS employees and carrying mail directly from one point to another), they needed the extra lift. Download: BRW_BeringAir_Su83.zip
Last Edit: Oct 24, 2020 14:33:55 GMT -5 by sierraair
FSX Retro Flyer: About the Let-410 of Uganda Airlines, I also couldn't find a picture of it, but I presume that it had same cheatlines and colors of the previously used Fokker 27.
Apr 17, 2021 5:42:15 GMT -5
chasensfo: I do know of pics of the Zambian Express ATR, but it is a little complicated for me, going to leave that to other people. I haven't painted a Let 410 yet, also something I have no plans on doing anytime soon. Sorry. Might do the Air Ivorie Fokkers, though
Apr 28, 2021 3:26:29 GMT -5
Just snooping around: There's a small texture issue with MikeBlaze's recent Qantas 767s, the registrations on the right side are mirrored and are thus backwards.
May 2, 2021 2:25:01 GMT -5
chasensfo: You should let him know in his thread or via PM then
May 2, 2021 3:02:39 GMT -5
FSX Retro Flyer: Actually Michael Pearson in AVSIM released repaints for the FAIB 767-200 & -300 for Qantas recently and Saudia repaints, including the FAIB 747-400
May 3, 2021 6:31:50 GMT -5
FSX Retro Flyer: Thanks for the LAPA release and Dinar update but, where are the paints of Dinar's fleet? The pastes are still empty just like the first time I downloaded it.
May 30, 2021 16:31:53 GMT -5
darrenvox: Hi guys wassup
Jun 5, 2021 17:42:27 GMT -5
theflyingmobian: Any chance of Ansett New Zealand making it into the 1998 project? They were still active around that time.
Jun 5, 2021 23:32:31 GMT -5
FSX Retro Flyer: Well, Ansett Australia is already included but in the Incomplete Airlines folder. About Ansett New Zealand, they may add and work with it in a near future.
Jun 9, 2021 21:12:50 GMT -5
chasensfo: Ansett is in progress, but so are like 30 other airlines so we'll see when it's done. Should be this year, maybe this summer.
Jun 10, 2021 16:04:30 GMT -5
chasensfo: Actually whoops, Ansett NZ isn't even in the schedule I bought LOL so it'll be a while until someone is willing to go into the OAG to do it. Large airlines from the OAG vs a schedule take WAY longer, so hopefully Miggy wants to follow up with Ansett NZ...
Jun 10, 2021 16:05:52 GMT -5
theflyingmobian: Ansett Australia's 767-200 was my first ever time on a plane so I'm looking forward to having them in my FSX world alongside Ansett NZ if that ever makes it in.
Jun 11, 2021 0:13:34 GMT -5
chasensfo: Yes, I am very excited for them too, but don't have the time to take them on myself sadly. Miggy does a great job, talked to him today he's still actively working on it
Jun 11, 2021 2:29:09 GMT -5
theflyingmobian: The 747-300/400s. 767-200/300s, 727s and 737-300s all have HD paints over on AVSIM for FAIB and AIA models, There's also a Kendall SAAB 340 on there assuming it's part of the flight plans.
Jun 11, 2021 4:09:30 GMT -5
chasensfo: Yes the regionals will be included, and yes the whole 1999 fleet is done (they joined Star Alliance in 1999 and that fleet has the logo lol)
Jun 11, 2021 12:27:57 GMT -5
theflyingmobian: Damn you're on top of this lol
Jun 11, 2021 19:08:35 GMT -5
chasensfo: People usually reach out to me when they paint late 90s fleets and ask about flightplans
Jun 12, 2021 8:01:49 GMT -5
FSX Retro Flyer: Here are my huge and humble thanks to Michael Pearson for creating these magnificent paints for the post-CAAC Chinese airlines!
Jun 16, 2021 11:24:16 GMT -5
chasensfo: Hell yeah, and soon the 1990s airports of China will all be open for business
Jun 19, 2021 2:25:09 GMT -5